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Archive: January, 2010

Live blog: The 2010 MLS SuperDraft

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 1:43 PM
Welcome to the grand ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There's quite a bit of buzz in the hall, with fans of a wide range of MLS teams here to cheer for their newest players. From what I've been told, 200 seats have been saved just for Philadelphia Union supporters. There are also at... Read more

Union trade for another first-round draft pick

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 9:00 AM
Greetings from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where the Philadelphia Union just traded allocation money to FC Dallas for the sixth pick in the first round of the SuperDraft. So now the Union will have the first, sixth and seventh overall picks. Join me at around 1 p.m. for a live blog of the... Read more

Union swings a big trade

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 10:40 PM
On the eve of the MLS SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union have pulled off a big deal for an attacking player whose name you'll want to keep in mind. The Union acquired Fred, a Brazilian attacking midfielder, from D.C. United as well as D.C.'s seventh pick in the draft and some cash. In exchange, the... Read more


Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6:30 PM
Welcome to's new soccer blog. As we begin a very big year for soccer in Philadelphia and across the country, the time seems right to give the sport its own space here on For the past few years, I've written about soccer every so often on Soft Pretzel Logic. Now we're about to... Read more

The Pass

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 2:59 PM
What is it that makes college basketball so enjoyable for all of us? There are plenty of reasons. Many people have a strong attachment to their alma mater. Others root for schools near where they grew up or that a relative attended. The raucous atmosphere of a sold-out arena with a big student section... Read more

Philadelphia in final US World Cup bid package

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 3:45 PM
U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced today that Philadelphia has made the final cut of 18 cities that will be submitted to FIFA for the U.S. bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. If the U.S. bid is accepted, there will be another round of cuts, probably to 12 venues. "I'm... Read more

Union looks ahead to MLS SuperDraft

Monday, January 11, 2010, 7:10 PM
Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz held a conference call with reporters this afternoon ahead of Thursday's MLS SuperDraft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He offered a few interesting pieces of news and insight. (What's that you say? The SuperDraft is only one of three days' worth of soccer... Read more
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The Goalkeeper is your home for the latest news about the Philadelphia Union, Major League Soccer, the National Women's Soccer League, the U.S. men's and women's national teams, and the rest of the world's most popular sport. It's also a place for fans to gather and celebrate the culture of soccer and its unique place on the sports landscape.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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